Slovak legislators closed the 16th session of the current parliament on April 6. During 10 discussion days they agreed, among other things, to hold a public vote to select the next general prosecutor and to reduce the salaries of mayors of towns and villages, as well as adopting a revision to the University Act introducing obligatory tuition fees for all part-time students as of the next academic year, the TASR newswire wrote. Parliament dealt with two drafts in fast-track proceedings. The first amended the Act on Electronic Communications, introducing fees for extension of mobile operators’ licences; and the second – through which the government responded to the financial situation at the biggest, state-owned health insurer, Všeobecná Zdravotná Poisťovňa – postponed the application of tighter regulations regarding the liquidity of health insurers until the second half of 2012. The next parliamentary session will start on May 17.
11. Apr 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff